Tata Punch vs Tata Altroz – Choose the Best Buy in Rs 6-10 Lakh Price Bracket

The two Tata cars are similarly priced but compete in different segments. If you are confused about which one to buy, the below comparison can help you out.

Tata Punch vs Tata Altroz ComparisonSince the exit of Bolt, Tata didn’t have a solid hatchback to pitch against popular premium cars such as Hyundai i20, Maruti Baleno and VW Polo. Hence, Altroz entered in 2020. The car has been selling in high numbers and turned the fortunes for the company in this segment.

Continuing with the same streak, the company has recently launched yet another affordable offering in the compact SUV segment in the form of Punch. Both the cars have been aggressively priced not only in their respective segments but also created healthy competition among themselves. If you have decided to buy a Tata car and are confused between these two popular cars, this article is for you.

Dimensions

As clear in the comparison below, Altroz seems to be having an upper edge in terms of length, width, height and wheelbase. That also means it is more spacious than the Punch. However, being an SUV, the Punch is taller, has a higher ground clearance and also extra boot space compared to Altroz.

Tata Punch Tata Altroz
Length 3827mm 3990mm
Width 1742mm 1755mm
Height 1615mm 1523mm
Wheelbase 2445mm 2501mm
Boot Space 366L 345L
Ground Clearance 187mm 165mm

 

Styling

Tata Punch

The Punch is quite similar to its elder siblings Harrier and Safari in many aspects. And this is evident in its exterior profile with a flat bonnet, split-type headlights with projector cluster and LED daytime running lights at the top. The aggressive bumper design and tri-arrow shaped glossy black grille with a large air dam complete the front facia. The side profile is highlighted by massive wheel arches and 16-inch diamond-cut alloys, while the rear features circular LED tail lamps.

Tata Altroz

The Altroz, on the flip side, is a premium looking hatchback with a sleek shark-like grille, large swept-back projector-type headlamps marked by chrome and the fog lamps housing integrating the LED DRLs. The car features 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels with the contrasting black roof enhancing the looks further. The car looks energetic from the rear, with a glossy black panel nicely connecting the taillights.

Interiors and Features

Tata Punch Interior

The cabin of Punch gives a youthful vibe featuring a dual-tone theme with a layered dashboard that is pleasing to look at. The spacious interiors with premium-looking tri-arrow designed upholstery look exciting. The car shares many features with the Altroz, including a freestanding 7-inch touchscreen unit, powered by Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control buttons, leather-wrapped steering & gear knob and a part-digital instrument cluster.

In terms of comfort and convenience, Punch is filled up to the brim with features, including electrically adjustable ORVMs, auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, glove box cooling, fast USB charging, and iRA connected car tech suite.

Tata Altroz Interior Features

The interiors of Altroz have been tastefully and intelligently designed with dual-tone grey & black or all-black theme, while the seats are adorned in premium leatherette. The vehicle shares all the comfort and convenience features of the Punch along with rear AC vents, Harman provided an 8-speakers sound system, rear-seat adjustable headrest, rear parcel tray, mood lighting and one-shot auto up and down driver-side.

Safety

Both Tata Punch and Altroz sits on the same ALFA platform, hence, they get 5-star Global NCAP safety ratings. The Tata duo gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mount, front and rear fog lamps, rear washer and wiper, and rear parking sensors with camera. Tata Altroz also gets a cornering function with front fog lamps and anti-glare IRVM.

Engine Specs

Here things change a bit different. The Tata Punch is currently available with a sole petrol engine, but Altroz, on the other hand, can be selected between a variety of petrol and diesel engines. However, the downside with the Altroz is that no automatic transmission is available with any of its engines.

Tata Punch Tata Altroz
Engine 1.2L petrol 1.0L petrol/1.2L turbo petrol/1.5L turbo diesel
Power 86PS 86PS/110PS/90PS
Torque 113Nm 113Nm/140Nm/200Nm
Transmission 5-speedMT/5-speed AMT 5-speed MT

 

Pricing and Verdict

Tata Punch Exterior

Tata Punch is available in the price range of Rs. 5.64 – 8.98 Lakh, while the Tata Altroz is priced in the bracket of Rs 5.99 – 9.69 Lakh (ex-showroom). There is not much difference in the pricing but it’s about your priority which does make a difference.

Tata Altroz iTurbo Launch Price Specs

If you are looking for the latest compact SUV with all modern features and ready to compromise on the diesel engine option, then Tata Punch is the best buy. However, people looking for slightly more comfort and convenience, with more powerful turbo petrol and diesel engine and desire to opt for the manual transmission, then Altroz is the best choice.

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